Ever since I had a TikTok shitting on fascist qunt Marjorie Taylor Greene go baby-viral (10.2k likes, 115k views), only to get deleted for "bullying," I've been sorta addicted to TikTok. What can I say? After a few years of not being a TikTok guy, they finally broke me. I can admit that this format is fun and informative; it's so much more than stupid arm dances. For example, this video of an R&B version of System of a Down's 2001 smash hit (unfortunately, that year was full of smash hits) "Chop Suey!" by a Michael Strahan-James Harden hybrid guy @klassixjones.
I've been professing my love for cross-genre covers since DOL was in diapers. I love seeing artists totally recreate songs in ways you'd never imagine. Sure, this is more autotune than true R&B, but the lyrics still transfer pretty well to this medium, and I enjoyed it enough to share with my massive audience (love you all). I don't know how these algorithms work, but I did watch the actual "Chop Suey!" music video last night for the first time in deep.
Everybody knows that I LOVE to hate watch WatchMojo videos.
Then BAM, this twoish week old video shows up on my TikTok feed. I don't know if there's any correlation between a Youtube suggestion and my TikTok stream, but whatever this is a weird niche quicky blog after a recent inactive streak. This shit slaps. I need @klassixjones to finish the whole song.
I'm glad to see "Chop Suey!" broke the billion view marker, but it's still bullshit that "Wannabe" hasn't (even though "Say You'll Be There" is better).
Obviously I had to watch the "Say You'll Be There" video after referencing it. This I swear.
At This Point Not as Rare as You'd Think TRIPLE P.S.
Seriously, who the heck else is writing blogs with references to System of a Down and the Spice Girls in basically 2023? HIRE FUCKING DOZO!!!!!!